U.S. court backs House request for Trump's financial records
In a blow to President Donald Trump’s efforts to block oversight of his business dealings, a U.S. court on Friday backed a House of Representatives request for the Republican’s financial records including tax documents.
The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit moves House Democrats closer to accessing records that would shed light on Trump’s business interests and how he built his fortune.
The court rejected Trump’s bid to stop his longtime accounting firm Mazars LLP from handing over the documents.
The House Oversight Committee subpoenaed Mazars in April.
“Contrary to the President’s arguments, the Committee possesses authority under both the House Rules and the Constitution to issue the subpoena, and Mazars must comply,” Judge David Tatel wrote.
11th Oct 2019